Presidents

Commanders in Beef (and Pork)

Jul 15, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

Texas smoked brisket—especially the good stuff—can be addictive. That’s what President Obama learned last week. After eating John Mueller’s beef ribs for dinner during his stop in Dallas on Wednesday, the President took a whole brisket with him for the ride on Air Force One to Austin. I just can just imagine Obama…

Happy Turkey Day!

Jan 21, 2013 By Chuck Matula

Feast on this: Turkeys and the three Texas presidents who pardoned them. Meantime, we hope you'll pardon us for taking a break from the TMDP. See you Monday with more great posts. 

Bush 2.0

Jan 20, 2013 By Mark Updegrove

Two years after leaving office under a cloud of controversy, with a historically low approval rating, George W. Bush is reentering the spotlight and, with the groundbreaking of his library, launching his post-presidency. The question is, What will he do now?

Don’t Mess With Exes

Dec 1, 2010 By Jake Silverstein

“Take the grips up to the attic.” That was Harry Truman’s response to a reporter who asked him, as he arrived back home in Independence, Missouri, after leaving the White House, what he intended to do first (“grips,” for all you kids out there, used to be a common synonym…